Today’s song is “Wow” by Providence, RI power-pop MakeUpBreakUp. This song is off their debut album full length album Scents. “Wow” is one of the first two singles off the album.
Forming in the summer of 2007, MakeUpBreakUp has been catching the ears, eyes and libidos of the public from the start. With just a handful of pop-minded demos and a couple of shows to their name, Mike Lamantia Jr, Eric McNeil and Zan (formerly of A Trillion Barnacle Lapse, Rockethouse, and Groupthink fame) signed to California’s S.A.F. Records for the release of the trio’s debut EP, We Prefer Not To…
Upon the EP’s release in August 2008, the trio received widespread critical acclaim and references to New Order, John Hughes soundtracks, and “Golden Years” era David Bowie, culminating in a glossy spot in Outburn Magazine. Local recognition was also in order, as The Providence Phoenix named We Prefer Not To… among the best local albums of the year. Similar success followed over the radio waves, with the EP charting strongly on the CMJ 200 charts, and holding its ground for more than a month. The boys have continually supported the EP on the road, with three east coast tours, and opening slots for national indie acts such as Inner Party System, Diplo, and HEALTH.
MakeUpBreakUp has continued to be characteristically productive throughout, recently putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, Scents to be released August 2010. Fans can catch MakeUpBreakUp on tour this fall, or posted up at the bar at Chilangos in Providence, sitting on horse saddles, drinking colorful margaritas, and discussing the functions and merits of the reptile brain.
06/17 Providence, RI @ 88.1 FM WELH – BSR Live Block
07/22 Providence, RI @ AS220
08/29 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
09/02 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
09/04 Myrtle Beach, SC @ Crazy J’s Bar
Listen to the song below and get their EP We Prefer Not To… now on iTunes!